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Welcome to the website of the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (NOFASD) Australia.


The 2nd Australasian FASD Conference is fast approaching, with the theme FASD Our Science, Our Stories. This year the conference will be held in Perth on the 21st and 22nd of November. The conference theme reflects the strong partnerships that exist between researchers, practitioners and families in this field. For more information about the conference click here.

An announcement has been made that, to broaden participation at the conference a limited number of Travel Grants will be awarded to subsidise the cost of conference attendance. Recipients of the travel subsidies must be prepared to attend the full 2 days of the conference, be available to meet the sponsor and have photos taken for later inclusion in media and promotion by both FASD Research Australia Centre of Research Excellence and the sponsor, and provide feedback to the Organising Committee following the conference.

Travel Grants can only be used to cover registration, travel and accommodation costs for the FASD 2018 Conference. The amount of the travel grant will be determined by the applicant’s place of residence (information available on the application form).

There are three types of travel grants available:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Parent / Carer
  • Student

Follow this link for more information about the travel grants and to apply.

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4 Responses

  1. Hi
    I’m a Foster Mum to Four aboriginal children
    Most of them have a few features but too young to diagnose as yet.
    I’m just wanting to get a better understanding on it all.
    I’m just wondering what the cost is to attend your seminar
    Thank you

    1. Hi Brenda,
      NOFASD Australia regularly run workshops in various locations around the country. These are usually free to attend or have only a small cost. I suggest you call our helpline on 1800 860 613 to find out if there are any workshops coming up in your local area. The helpline is also a wonderful resource if you have questions about strategies for supporting children with FASD, if you want to know more about the process for a diagnosis, or if you just need to talk to someone. We also have lots of information about FASD on our website, including reading lists and webinars. I hope this is helpful to you.

  2. I am an Forensic Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health worker who works with numerous disadvantaged children in the incarceration setting with potentially alcohol issues both from genetic and environmental areas. I was unable to get the documentation in time for the travel funding and have paid for this myself. I am wondering if there is any reimbursement process? As I feel not only are there trauma but the developmental issues and system processes of diagnosis are detrimental to our mob!

    1. It is great to hear you are attending the conference! It sounds like it will be really valuable for your community. I’m sorry we can’t help with the travel grant. NOFASD doesn’t manage the conference travel grants, we were just promoting them in this blog. I recommend you contact the conference organisers directly

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